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Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim

A Certified Public Accountant with master’s degrees in Business Management and English Language Teaching, Melanie T. Lim was born and raised in Cebu. While proudly homegrown, she concedes her time in the United States as well as the People’s Republic of China has shaped her internationalist views. Her multicultural orientation stems from her love of travel which has brought her to 47 countries. In 2000, she was awarded the Cebu Archdiocesan Mass Media Award (CAMMA) for Best Column. Writing is one of her passions, the other three being traveling, designing and doing housework. She is a certified workaholic who continues to work at seriously learning “how to chill.”

Columns

Lim: Brangelina

Saturday, September 24, 2016

BRANGELINA is dead. And we mourn. Now we know—for sure, that all love affairs must come to an end—even the most spectacularly coveted ones. If anything, the end of Brangelina tells us rather viciously that there are no fairy tale endings even for drop-dead gorgeous characters with famously enviable lives.

Six children and twelve years—the last two years together, signed and sealed. A legally binding document can powerfully signal the beginning of something potentially lasting but it can’t stop a relationship from ending.

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Lim: Dream job

Saturday, September 17, 2016

MANY young people these days do not really share my idea of what a “dream job” might be. For most of them, high pay, few working hours and a lot of perks equals the dream job. Well, it’s not a wrong concept of an ideal job.

It’s just a different one from mine. But then again, I’m not 25 so obviously, my views would be drastically different from theirs.

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Lim: The Plan

Saturday, September 10, 2016

"DON'T fret," my friend tells me, “we trust the plan.”

A few years back, I was planning this trip for a group of friends and as usual, I was obsessing over the details. I had a well-laid out plan but you know…even the best-laid plans can go awry which is why I constantly fret about everything.

I don’t know if it’s the OCD or just the control freak in me or both but anxiety is a permanent fixture in my life. In fact, if I don’t worry, you should worry.

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Lim: Forever young

Saturday, September 03, 2016

I WAS shopping in the mall with my then 12-year old niece when she spotted a t-shirt she wanted to buy. I, however, had some very serious objections. The t-shirt was emblazoned with the words, “forever young.”
Now these words just didn’t sit well with me.

I know it doesn’t make sense. And I imagine the words probably do not carry any diabolical meaning. In all likelihood, the words probably only signify the discovery of the fountain of youth.

Yet, for some inexplicable reason, I see it another way.

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Lim: Old age

Saturday, August 27, 2016

WE are driving to the airport one night as we have done so many other times in the past when we realize some things had changed. On this particular night, we wanted to fly like the wind because our trusty airport coordinator had already messaged us that the flight of the very important person we were supposed to meet, had already touched down.

Much to our chagrin, however, we were hampered by so many things.

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